SPANISH NATIONAL CUISINE: PASSION FOR FOOD (part 2)
Ajoblanco - another fellow gazpacho, only without the addition of tomatoes. The soup is seasoned with ground almonds, and instead of bread (which is part of the soup), the dish…

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Spanish cuisine and gastronomy
Spain is considered to be a gastronomic Paradise on Earth. Such delicacies as jamon, seafood paella, tapas are known all over the world. But in fact, the main feature of…

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The trivial thesis held by the British is that we " eat to live, not live to eat." At the same time, as K. Fox observes, the enjoyment and admiration…

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sobremesa

Why food is not the most important thing in a Spanish lunch

The Spanish word sobremesa has no correspondences in other languages, although the idea here is quite simple. This is the time you enjoy sitting at the table with friends or family after the meal.

Spain is a country where food is treated with special piety. Here were born and scattered around the world recipes of hundreds of delicious dishes and delicacies – such as tapas, paella, gazpacho, jamon. The fame of the skills of Spanish cooks also spread.

Therefore, it would be quite strange to say that the most important thing in the Spanish meal – not the food. And yet it is so.

However, before you start spooning into your gazpacho, let me explain-Spaniards don’t take food lightly. Continue reading

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